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Photonics 2016, 3(1), 8; doi:10.3390/photonics3010008

Lithographically Fabricated Magnifying Maxwell Fisheye Lenses

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Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252, USA
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Received: 11 February 2016 / Revised: 3 March 2016 / Accepted: 3 March 2016 / Published: 8 March 2016
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Abstract

Recently suggested magnifying Maxwell fisheye lenses, which are made of two half-lenses of different radii, have been fabricated and characterized. The lens action is based on control of polarization-dependent effective refractive index in a lithographically formed tapered waveguide. We have studied wavelength and polarization dependent performance of the lenses, and their potential applications in waveguide mode sorting. View Full-Text
Keywords: metamaterials; transformation optics; microscopy; waveguide; mode sorting metamaterials; transformation optics; microscopy; waveguide; mode sorting
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Smolyaninova, V.; Jensen, C.; Zimmerman, W.; Johnson, A.; Schaefer, D.; Smolyaninov, I. Lithographically Fabricated Magnifying Maxwell Fisheye Lenses. Photonics 2016, 3, 8.

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